My wash day was a couple of days ago and it was so difficult to detangle. Yes, I leave my hair in twists for 3 weeks so I have a pretty good amount of shed hair. I finger detangle w/ oil first and put in sections to shampoo the next day. It took me about 12 hours to finger detangle and I didn't even remove all the shed hair!
I've read that if its taking too long to detangle then you need a trim. I definitely agree at this point. Months of improper detangling when I first began going natural has created numerous ssks[single strand knots]. I'm going to wash my hair in the next 2 weeks and on that day I'm going to trim my hair. I'm tired of these knots! It makes my hair feel so rough and extra hard to detangle. Once I cut it, it should be easier to get through.
I'm trying to retain as much length as possible b/c I want to reach APL before my sophomore year. I'm trying to get rid of these ssks so my ends will be smoother and I can finger detangle with ease.